Since 2004, ESTIA has been a catalyst for the promotion of peace and sustainable living through many community-building and innovative learning opportunities in many parts of Maine and beyond, reaching as far as Hawaii and Cyprus.

ESTIA has connected, influenced, and inspired many students, community members, and community and university leaders.

In 2009 one of those leaders, Sheila Holtz, donated the land and cabin on Williams Pond Road in Bucksport, Maine that has expanded ESTIA’s eductional and outreach opportunities.

The establishment of ESTIA’s Epicenter for EcoPeace and Sustainability enables ESTIA to provide workshops and community-building events and to further encourage and support the growing network of people who are moving toward a more sustainable and peaceful way of life.

Below is a permaculture design for the Epicenter created by Julia Yelton: